How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

In response to new Russian rules on the Northern Sea Route, the U.S. Navy plans to undertake significant operations in the Arctic this summer,...
How Arctic nations can help stop plastic marine pollution at its source

How Arctic nations can help stop plastic marine pollution at its...

There are more pieces of plastic in the ocean than stars in the sky. And there are lots of stars in the sky. To...
On Alaska’s coast, one threatened community is getting closer to relocation

On Alaska’s coast, one threatened community is getting closer to relocation

After many years of deliberation and nervous anticipation, the residents of Newtok are on the move to higher ground.It’s been a long time coming...
How local innovation could link Scotland’s north to the Arctic

How local innovation could link Scotland’s north to the Arctic

Each morning before rolling out of bed, my usual routine involves checking the weather. I look at the temperature and the chance of rain....
How bundling power can help remote Arctic communities transition to clean energy

How bundling power can help remote Arctic communities transition to clean...

The predominantly Inuit town of Kugaaruk, Nunavut in Canada’s far North pays more than a dollar per kWh for electricity — nearly ten times...
How Alaska politics created the crisis threatening the state’s university system

How Alaska politics created the crisis threatening the state’s university system

The University of Alaska Board of Regents is expected to declare a financial emergency this week, beginning the process of major program cutbacks and...
Even with a Congressional mandate, a strategic US Arctic port will face obstacles

Even with a Congressional mandate, a strategic US Arctic port will...

Before the United States spends billions for a port on the Arctic coast of Alaska capable of handling military vessels, the Alaska Congressional delegation...
Time will tell if this is a record summer for Greenland ice melt, but the pattern over the past 20 years is clear

Time will tell if this is a record summer for Greenland...

Greenland has been in the news a bit lately. From sled dogs seemingly walking on water, to temperatures soaring to 20℃ above average for...
How state-level ivory bans are hurting Alaska Native hunters and their communities

How state-level ivory bans are hurting Alaska Native hunters and their...

Perry Pungowiyi, a Yupik artist and hunter from western Alaska, says there are two big changes that have made the tradition of walrus hunting...
How ocean currents can make the Arctic a model for reducing shipping emissions

How ocean currents can make the Arctic a model for reducing...

During the American War of Independence, the revolutionaries’ French allies were able to reach the new world faster than their British counterparts. This was...